As some of you might know by now we have been able to help an orphanage in Dominican Republic throughout several years now. A few words on the Orphanage: It’s an orphanage on the outskirts of Hermanas Mirabal, the name of the place is Casa Hogar Divino Niño Jesus. It is tended by four nuns and the daily assistance of one nurse who is paid by the health department. Our point of contact is Maria’s (the studio owner) sister and she is a curator for the orphanage. So we are confident that all of contributions go to the right place.
We are so grateful to each student who have taken a part to help the kids in the past. It truly makes us feel blessed to be surrounded by such a kind community. It means a lot to us.
If you would like to be involved we have several options of how you can help:
- Attend our donation based classes. We dedicate a day and 100% of the profit from classes go to the Orphanage – in any way they need our help. The next date is to be announced.
- Drop off gently used items: adult’s/children’s clothes, shoes and household items (sheets, blankets, towels). Donations are accepted anytime. You can drop off your items in the bins located at our studio – Maria personally packages and mails the boxes.
- Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the orphanage. These funds are used for food, housing, as well as resource for visiting teachers.
We strongly believe that the most sustainable and important way to hep the kids is to make sure they get a proper education, so they can get a job in the future and make a steady living. To be more specific: they need to learn English and be sufficient at using computers. We are working with one of our students to get a few used laptops for the kids for education purposes, if you have access to used laptops or if you can think of any other ways to help kids with education, please email us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate every single effort and help to contribute to our cause.
This is a thank you letter along with some pictures from the curator of the Orphanage from last year’s School Supply Drive.
“It’s an orphanage on the outskirts of Hermanas Mirabal, the name of the place is Casa Hogar Divino Niño Jesus. It is tended by four nuns and the daily assistance of one nurse who is paid by the health department. They are helped by two ladies paid by someone from the town and work Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm and do the cleaning and cooking.
We would like very much to express our appreciation for all your help.”